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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Francis S. Collins
The federal government said Wednesday it will send 310 chimpanzees into early retirement because of new opinions on whether it's moral to use the prized primates for biomedical research.
Naomi Judd's new limited-run SiriusXM radio talk show has no safety net, and even the country star isn't sure that's a great idea.
The United States will fund training for 140,000 African health care workers in an initiative to "transform and dramatically increase" medical education on the continent, the top U.S. AIDS official announced Tuesday.
The phrase "embryonic stem cell research" puts a scientist's gloss on what really happens: Our smallest humans, embryos, become subjects for experimentation. And when they've served their purpose, they're done for. Living beings, now dead.
Sen. Arlen Specter said Thursday that Congress should "get busy" on giving legal stature to the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research to avoid giving a final say on the issue to a conservative Supreme Court.
"We are extremely close to hitting that $ 30 million limit," Mr. Collins told reporters.
The NIH found little evidence to support one of the findings — that there should be 1,000 square feet of space for each chimp, Dr. Collins said.